Advice available for residents of Knottingley

02/04/2019, PR-9028

Knottingley
Knottingley

Knottingley residents can get advice and information on topics such as employment, skills, benefits and budgeting at a 'One Stop Shop' event involving Wakefield Council and partners.

The event will be held at Knottingley Community Church on Tuesday 30 April from 11am to 1pm, and residents will be able to discuss a range of topics with representatives from the Council, WDH, DWP, Adult Education and Leeds Credit Union.

Residents can access guidance on job opportunities, ways to improve skills, benefits changes, short term, low rate loans, housing advice and opportunities for local community involvement.

All staff who will be on hand to help have a wealth of experience across a range of topics and will offer free impartial advice on the issues affecting the people of Knottingley.

Tom Stannard, Wakefield Council's Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer this service to the people of Knottingley.

"Driving employment and developing skills to build confidence to progress in work is a main focus of the Council and we want to support the residents of the town to gain qualifications and identify progression opportunities to enable them to do this.

"We also want to help improve the financial stability of households and develop a stronger community in Knottingley, so we hope this 'One Stop Shop' will help people to get the advice and guidance they need to feel supported and confident."

This and future events will lead to a more permanent space being created in the town which will aim to connect residents to learning and employment opportunities. Cabinet have recently agreed to support this new initiative which the Council are aiming to launch on 1 July 2019.

This support for residents comes after the Knottingley and Ferrybridge Vision and Action Plan was also recently unveiled, an investment of more than £50million over 10 years, which plans to help hundreds of people into work, provide new homes and revitalise the town centre.

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